So ive been thinking of putting a front disc brake on my crosscheck. im trying to do this on a budget. so far i know that ill need a new fork to accomodate this. ive chosen the Salsa La Cruz Cross Fork since it has the same rake as the stock cross check fork. ill also need to steal my monocog’s disc-ready front wheel to save buying/building a new one.
what i dont know, however, is what kind of levers to get. all the ones i find online either come with a mtb/cross style lever or none at all. i cant seem to find a drop bar disc-specific lever. does anyone have any suggestions on levers or disc brakes? i was looking at the Avid 2010 BB-7 Road Mechanical Disc Brake. i know there is a difference between hydraulic and mechanical levers. does anyone know if i can use my stock lever with a mechanical disc brake?
what chris said. if its got cantis now, get the bb7 road and you’ll be fine. the cable pull isn’t exact, but its as close as can be. I find that the pull on the brake is much like a regular linear pull. you end up moving the lever a lot to get the poss to move a small amount.
Yup. Should have the same 6-bolt disc mounting pattern. Those are pretty damned “standard” these days.
You may find that the rim on the Monocog is wider than you’d like for a cross tire though. If thats the case, you could potentially switch the rim to a skinnier one without having to learn to build wheels or anything by finding a narrow ‘cross rim with the same ERD (effective rim diamter, measurement of the diameter of the wheel where the nipples seat) as the one spec’d on your Monocog and switching each spoke over one by one.